Dispatch from Neverland

The heat has finally broken here in Mariposa County. I’ll be the first to admit that I had no understanding just how hot it was going to get here from early July until late August. It was the kind of heat where you wake up thinking it won’t be too bad but by 2 o’clock…… Continue reading Dispatch from Neverland

Mayor Gloria, Councilmember Elo-Rivera, let’s get Clay Park Improvements done right now.

Note: I sent the following message to my compatriots in the Clay Park Subcommittee of the Colina Del Sol Recreation Council. But this message needs to be shared broadly and directly with the decision-makers. For the sake of the community we can no longer be patient. We need to get this project done. Contact me…… Continue reading Mayor Gloria, Councilmember Elo-Rivera, let’s get Clay Park Improvements done right now.

Fear of Success

I find the biggest thing that holds people back from experiencing success in their lives is an inability to manage their fear. Rather than overcoming their fear they just get stuck. For example, I’ve met people who have a great business idea. I mean GREAT business ideas that, if lived into a reality, would transform…… Continue reading Fear of Success

Full of It

A good percentage of people in this world are full of crap. And we all need help figuring out who is worth listening to and who is not. Projection Versus Reality Think of it like this. There’s a difference between a carpenter and a handyman. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with hiring a handyman to do…… Continue reading Full of It

The Cost of Silence

https://open.spotify.com/track/5y788ya4NvwhBznoDIcXwK?si=GreTPAJFQ4a7zhLdtCiveQ And in the naked light I sawTen thousand people, maybe morePeople talking without speakingPeople hearing without listeningPeople writing songs that voices never shareAnd no one dareDisturb the sound of silence”Fools” said I, “You do not knowSilence like a cancer growsHear my words that I might teach youTake my arms that I might reach you”But…… Continue reading The Cost of Silence

Pushing Past the Pain of Change

This weekend, at Open, I heard a few things. Some were from attendees, some speakers, and others from the Holy Spirit. Most of the thoughts that stuck are along the lines of change. People are ready for change. They are hungry for it. And the pain of continuing this cycle of depreciating returns is too…… Continue reading Pushing Past the Pain of Change

5 Hallmarks of New Leadership

The balance of power has shifted. Whether you recognize it or not there is a big gap between perceived leadership and actual leadership. Old (perceived) leadership: These are the people with the titles, position, and authority of traditional leadership. These people are called “leaders” by vocation. In actuality, they have much power of big things…… Continue reading 5 Hallmarks of New Leadership

Pushing Forward and Through

Big Mud If you’ve visited Western and Central Europe you know it can be a wet, nasty place. As you drive around, especially in non-summer months, you’ll get acquainted with the mud. The touristy places are gorgeous and attract thousands for a reason– because non-gorgeous places aren’t worth visiting. Reading Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms acquaints…… Continue reading Pushing Forward and Through